A mother recalls seeing a donation box with a photo of a little boy with leukemia in a grocery store checkout line but never one of a child with seriouus mental illness. How can this be if twice as many children and young people die from suicide than those who die of all cancers combined? More in this commentary.
The institutions of yesterday were overcrowded, noisy, and often had a distinctive odor. Patients were neglected and mistreated. Yet those problems have been replaced with a different set. More in this commentary.
When a full-time writer's husband was diagnosed with cancer, she found writing poetry helped her cope. She guessed that others would, like her, find their experiences with cancer best expressed through poetry. So began The Cancer Poetry Project.